a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, August 24, 2015

Solving Problems


 Chestnut tree almost on power line
and a bird poop cherry allowed to grow too tall
Sick, weak and unwanted limbs sawed or pruned
Much progress
See the tongs?  Wood is stacked. 
Small debris added to our ever growing pile. 
Holding the tree with the tractor bucket so it will fall correctly.
Too many things to hit if it fell wrong.
Timber!  
Doesn't look big but this was the tree by the power line.
Clean up continues.
We make walking sticks and vine wreaths for the shop.
The queen of distraction!
I'm not sure I will survive.

18 comments:

Lux G. said...

Good luck on the cleaning up. :)
Have a wonderful week.

Lynne said...

Keep up this hard work and you'll be able to eat cake every day!
SMILE

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is a lot of work!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Busy, busy! You've got so much to do around there. You certainly get a lot of exercise!

Sandra said...

If i were physically able to do this work, i would much rather do this than housework..

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Hmm. Need to hire you. :)

Linda Kay said...

What a job you took on for this one. I'm kind of glad you took down the whole tree, as I think they look awful when the electric company takes off some branches and then leaves the limbs all bare and sticking out in all directions.

Karen S. said...

Oh yes you will survive, especially because you have great wood for a bonfire and the roasting of marshmallows can begin and you'll be recharged! Good work out there! It's amazing what a couple of decades can do for greenery over growing!

Arkansas Patti said...

Glad you got that tree before it actually hit the lines. That can make the tree itself hot. The power company keeps mine trimmed for me every year, thank goodness.
You certainly are a worker bee.

Lowcarb team member said...

Well done on sorting the tree.
Hope the clear up continues well.

All the best Jan

Cynthia said...

Taking down trees is hard work. Lots of cleanup. Bet you're glad that job is done!

Debbie said...

Great ways to recycle after the clean up!! And maybe some firewood for the winter, if you need it!!

Farm Girl said...

I think cleanup has its own rewards. I always feel so much better in my mind when something gets accomplished.

LindaG said...

We bought a walking stick at the flea market in Shreveport.
You have done so much work. Congratulations and God bless! ♥

Weekend-Windup said...

You have done a great job!Have a nice day!

alp said...

Buenas im√°genes... Un saludo desde Murcia...

Saucy Kodz said...

I roam the beaches for possible walking sticks brushed by the water and whitened by the sun. I have made a fair amount, which are passed onto friends and family. Yep, those trees are way too close to power line for sure. Love that tractor and all its uses. Have a good one :)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Bill & I will be doing this soon...*augh*.

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